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Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Capital: Dhaka
Population: 158,665,000
Independence Day: 16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan)
Date Joined: 1972
Currency: Taka (BDT)
Total Area: 144,000 sq km
Languages: Bangla (Bengali), English
Head of the Government: Prime Minister Hon Sheikh HASINA (since 6 January 2009)
Web site: http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd
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Bangladesh university turning women garment workers into leaders

Five years ago, Sadeka Begum was working 12-hour shifts in a garment factory as the main earner for her family in Bangladesh. Today, the 23-year-old is one of the first graduates of a special university programme that aims to inspire female workers to become leaders and boost women's rights across industries. Begum now interns for the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) and hopes to use her economics degree to launch a project to improve the lives of the children of Bangladeshi textile

News Source:aljazeera
News Type:News Published date: 09-October-2020

Prime minister's master plan to rescue Dhaka’s rivers and canals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently approved a master plan to rescue the rivers and canals in and around the capital, according to the State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury. “It is possible to create an uninterrupted waterway inside the city if the master plan is implemented,” Khalid said. The state minister made the observation after inaugurating a tree planting program near Birulia Bridge on Monday. He also inspected the evacuated banks of the Buriganga and Turag rivers the same day.

News Source:dhakatribune
News Type:News Published date: 14-July-2020

Bangladesh sends China $6.4bn infrastructure wishlist

The Economic Relations Division, which made the request in a letter to the Chinese government, is hoping to elicit $1.6bn to expand Payra seaport and $1.2bn for a 10km-long bridge between the city of Barisal and the suburb of Bhola, across two rivers in the Ganges delta. The Payra project, the first phase of which was completed in 2016, is eventually expected to cost up to $15bn. So far, the China Harbour Engineering Company and China State Engineering

News Source:globalconstructionreview
News Type:News Published date: 02-July-2020

Bangladesh Minister Sheikh Abdullah dies of coronavirus

A Bangladesh government Minister died due to the novel coronavirus, as tests conducted after his death at a hospital in Dhaka revealed he was suffering from COVID-19, officials said on Sunday. Junior Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah, died on Saturday night at the Combined Military Hospital, reports Efe news. "He was feeling chest pain and (had) breathing problems, doctors declared him dead once he reached the hospital. He died possibly on his way," his colleague,

News Source:indiatvnews
News Type:News Published date: 15-June-2020

Bangladesh announces 8.6 bln USD stimulus package to cushion COVID-19's economic impact

Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727.50 billion taka (about 8.57 billion U.S. dollars) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement of the support package in a televised speech in capital Dhaka on Sunday. In her speech, Hasina said COVID-19 escalation could cut the country's economic growth. To better manage the impact caused by the COVID-19, she said the government will extend such funds in future. According to the prime minister, the country's remittance income, capital market and low-income groups already felt the pinch of COVID-19.

News Source:xinhuanet.com
News Type:News Published date: 05-April-2020

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